Sublime cinematography and exceptional craftsmanship elevate this sumptuous debut feature.
It is the final year of WWI. German army surgeon Ulrich is sent to inspect a remote and forgotten convalescent home for shellshocked patients. He encounters a world stranger than fiction and it challenges his clinical mindset. His fruitless efforts to remodel the place and an unexpected attachment to a mysterious savage boy from the surrounding woods leads Ulrich to a path of self discovery. Very soon however this sanctuary will have to make its last stand against the approaching madness of the war.
It’s About Time (Latvia, 2015, 6 mins, animated short) directed by Ivo Briedis screens prior to feature.